Roger Black MBE is a Legendary Athlete, Presenter, and Motivational Speaker
One of the country’s most successful sportsmen, Roger Black represented Great Britain for fourteen years at the highest level in the world of athletics.
Born in Portsmouth, Roger was educated at Portsmouth Grammar School and subsequently went on to read medicine at Southampton University.
He is particularly admired for his triumphs over adversity, overcoming serious injuries and a rare heart valve condition to go on to become a world champion.
As one of the leading Motivational Speakers in the UK, Roger adds value to corporate conferences by motivating, inspiring and entertaining audiences from many organisations.
Roger Black won fifteen major Championship Medals including European, Commonwealth and World Championship Gold Medals.
His greatest achievements were:
- Winning the Olympic 400 metres Silver Medal in 1996
- Being part of the Gold Medal winning 4 x 400 metres relay team at the 1991 World Championships.
- He was British Men’s Team Captain and was awarded the MBE in 1992.
In 1998, Roger was signed to BBC Sport and has since presented the Sydney 2000 Olympics, The World Athletics Championships 2001 in Canada, the 2002 Commonwealth Games, the 2002 European Championships from Vienna and the World Championships from Paris 2003.
In 2002, he co-presented the last series of Tomorrow’s World and in 2004 the BBC’s award winning City Hospital.
Roger Black – Motivational Speaker:
Roger Black possesses a deep knowledge of motivation and self-development. He understands the dynamics of becoming a champion, how to live a dream, set goals and take the necessary steps to fulfilling ones potential.
By combining his experience of self motivation and attainable personal development, both on and off the track, he motivates organisations throughout the UK and Europe.
“the fundamentals for success change very little but the challenge for most businesses, whether large or small, is to find a way to communicate the key corporate messages in an appropriate way”
Roger’s most popular speech is designed to motivate a person to become more successful both as an individual and as a member of a team.
All world class teams are comprised of world class individuals, so Roger begins by talking about how to develop the mindset of a champion by applying his ‘Five Fundamentals for success:
- The desire to reach your full potential
- The high need for achievement with low fear of failure
- Goal setting through pro-activity
- Set training programme – synergise
- The ability to perform under pressure
He tells the story of his career using anecdotes to demonstrate how the fundamentals were learnt. The dynamics of teamwork are described through the story of the World Championship winning 4x400m relay team of 1991 – the belief that the greater good of the team is more important than any individual ego.
Roger’s speech is both thought provoking and entertaining.